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Giveaway of the day — mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter

mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter provides a one-step solution to download and convert YouTube videos to other video formats.
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User rating: 230 (27%) 618 (73%) 45 comments

mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter was available as a giveaway on September 25, 2010!

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mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter provides a one-step solution to download and convert YouTube videos to other video formats for playback on your multimedia devices like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Zune, Blackberry, and 3GP mobile phones, with the support for the latest YouTube site. A built-in YouTube video browser makes it easier to browse, search and download YouTube videos.

Key features:

  • Works with latest YouTube update on July 22nd, 2010 and always updates with YouTube’s change
  • Download SD/HD videos from YouTube, and convert them to formats including AVI, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.264/PSP AVC, MOV, RM, ASF, FLV, SWF
  • Convert FLV videos on your computer to supported video formats
  • Flexible ways to download YouTube videos: via the built-in browser, Internet Explorer (IE) right menu, or by dragging and dropping or copying and pasting the video link to application

System Requirements:

Windows XP (SP2 or later)/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

mediAvatar Software Studio

Homepage:

http://www.mediavideoconverter.com/youtube-video-converter.html

File Size:

18.7 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#45

The fact pointed out by #10 worries me, who knows what is included in the " interactive Internet applications that perform a variety of communications over the Internet as part of its normal operation. A number of communications features are automatic and are enabled by default."
With this kind of vague non-specific statement, there's no limit to the number or variety of actions the software may actually be doing!

And with the addition of this statement "Once You have activated the SOFTWARE, user information including Your user id will be sent in communications with mediAvatar Software Studio servers. This information is used to perform a background check against mediAvatar Software Studio license servers. You are responsible for any telecommunications or other connectivity charges incurred through use of the SOFTWARE."
This can easily be used to invade a person's privacy to a practically unlimited degree and exploit any part of that person's personal information to any degree and in any way anybody with access to the servers or the software's data collecting features wants to.

The legal system already has procedures in place for getting copies of any & all relevant records and data needed during a criminal investigation process. Should there be any reason for need to report someone doing something such as using the software to obtain child porn, there are already legitimate sites established where anybody can report a child porn incident such as:
http://www.fbi.gov/innocent.htm
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2936
http://www.asacp.org/index.php?content=report

What good purpose would there be for a software developer to want to be able to perform background checks at will on anybody else who ever uses their software?
There's no reason to require any law abiding citizen to agree to unlimited collection of data, background checks, or other such invasion of privacy!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I agree with #3. It is so far the easiest youtube downloader, converter with an integrated youtube browser. I use it to convert youtube videos for my ipad, and the quality is brilliant.

Reply   |   Comment by Ava  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

@#1 Tall53, To view the videos on your PS3 you just click on one of the PS3 modes. Use PS3 DivX or MPEG4 Video should also work because it is a .MP4 file.

This is a pretty cool tool. Just be sure to go to Tools then Settings then untick "Check for Updates Automatically."

It's a tool I will seldom use but I am glad to have it.

Reply   |   Comment by Damon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

•Works with latest YouTube update on July 22nd, 2010 and always updates with YouTube’s change
•Download SD/HD videos from YouTube, and convert them to formats including AVI, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.264/PSP AVC, MOV, RM, ASF, FLV, SWF
•Convert FLV videos on your computer to supported video formats
•Flexible ways to download YouTube videos: via the built-in browser, Internet Explorer (IE) right menu, or by dragging and dropping or copying and pasting the video link to application

Reply   |   Comment by mostafa  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

In response to #16, if you are looking for software with that you can upgrade forever, try lifetimeupgrades.com. They have tons of it and you don't have to surf the around the web. They only advertise software with a lifetime upgrade.

Reply   |   Comment by Lonnie G.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

This is awesome! I don't know what people were whining about. So it only does Youtube? So what? It functions very well for what it was designed for. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Aimmy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Once you install,
Click Help, then register
Registration name: Giveawayoftheday
Registration key:490879DE-4C7D-4845-BE2BB-A07E-8198-6E5F
Done

Reply   |   Comment by Un4gtble14u  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Many thanks to Anon I Muse for post no. 8 about the AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATIONS FEATURES in the EULA.

Part of the EULA states: [This software performs]...a variety of communications over the Internet as part of its normal operation...Your user id will be sent...You are responsible for any telecommunications or other connectivity charges incurred through use of the [this] SOFTWARE."

Potential liabilities like my user i.d. being used for god knows what and potentially unlimited connectivity charges keep me from even thinking about downloading and installing this program.

Good luck to those who do.

Reply   |   Comment by hipockets  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

Maybe I missed something but I cannot get it to register. First it took me to a sales page to buy the suite then when I did go tot eh program to register it tells me the rigistration key in the readme fail is an invalide key.

Reply   |   Comment by SteveHigh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

@Merryl There's a setting that allows you to turn off automatic updates.

I haven't tried it but if it does conversion I suspect one could download files from Google or elsewhere using another program like the Net Video Hunter plugin then convert.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#35

@ Robert Grass #15. When I try to click on black box, nothing happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

• No Video Quality selection to download built in - must launch in browser
• No Animated Thumbnails to identify video content
• No ability or compatibility with multi-thread high speed downloaders
(DAP/Orbit/FDM etc...)

Those are must-have, common sense features for any YT video Searcher/Downloader

I've found it easier, simpler, and free to use Chrome Browser with a couple free extensions...

YouTube Thumbs by hilmilho (animates YT thumbnails when moused over)
YouTube Downloader by flaviobayer (adds drop-down button with list of available qualities and formats to click and DL)

Reply   |   Comment by Bellingham  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#33

I downloaded this app at 12am, and I like it, but when I check it this morning, I see only 30% like it. I know Keepvid can download video from youtube for free, but a lazy person like me, I like this program because I just need 1-click then it can be downloaded and save as the format I want. (win7 32-bit)

Reply   |   Comment by zdfun  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#32

mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter is a nice, polished Youtube downloader/converter with both extra baggage & limitations. Like the free VideoCacheView from Nirsoft, watching a Youtube video, mediAvatar copied the temporary .flv file stored/cached in the user temp folder. And just like VideoCacheView, mediAvatar couldn't recognize or save the video of the NCSIS episode playing on the network's site. What mediAvatar adds is a nice program window with built-in browser & video converter -- part of the price is a bit of baggage added to Windows [in comparison VideoCacheView is fully portable], & a converter without the customizable profiles you're probably used to. Both the impact to Windows & the lack of customization will bother some & not others, & I think where you stand in that debate determines whether you'll love or hate today's GOTD.

I couldn't get a look at what the setup file for mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter includes, but it can install the Flash player & it can install a couple of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime setups. It can also modify your Internet Explorer installation, though it didn't add anything to the browser itself that I saw. I have had all 3 cause problems in the past, though the majority of the time they're OK, & both the Flash & C++ runtime installs are fairly common... my personal perspective is why take any chance you don't have to, but that's me. The mediAvatar Youtube Converter uses the common ffmpeg code libraries, so the video you export should be roughly the same as other converters, but you're not given details about the profiles [& can't change them anyway] so be careful -- a 55MB .flv set to be saved as .flv wound up being 300MB when done. You *May* be able to set the profiles to what you want by editing the xml files, e.g. "mp4.pf" in the program's "Profiles" folder.

The app itself takes up ~ 55MB in 777 files, 27 folders, with one folder added under [UserName] \ App Data. The C++ runtime installs, if needed & run, add about 3 dozen files, most in Windows' WinSxS folder, plus quite a few registry adds -- ideally installing these runtimes is a one-time thing, but in my experience it's too rarely worked that way, with what appeared identical versions installed to different folders, next to existing C++ runtimes. Total registry additions, installing the app, runtimes, & Flash player were close to 600, but your mileage will likely vary depending on what's already installed.

All in all I like the looks of mediAvatar YouTube Video Converter & the easy way it works, but *for me* the price in terms of impact isn't worth the benefits, & without being able to customize or set new profiles, the conversion part [again, to me] is next to useless. It's not so much the setup is *that* bad, as it is a feeling of "why bother?"

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#31

Thanks Anon I Muse #8 for clarification.

So this program also contains the second face ;-(
I didn't got that when writing #4.
But at least we don't have the next browser's toolbar ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Adamus  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#30

The product mentioned in post #5 costs $39 per year. Its not free.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

Does install fine on Win2k SP4.

However upon start it crashes. As its not officially supported by the author on that platform its just a notice for users convenience.

Reply   |   Comment by someone  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

It enter even in my unlisted videoclip:
http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20100925-fckq-69kb
Thank,is good.No problems on Xp sp3 32 Prof.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Do Re  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

i was going to suggest wondershare video converter ultiamte, which was FREE until today 10:00 AM.. sadly it is no longer free :( but it did also convert videos online and normal video files on HDD.

this is a great program. i tried it myself. the UI is simple and basic, easy to navigate. Boom - BAM- And youre done.. simple as that (lol)

but in case someone misses this i suggest the DVD video soft free youtube download.. i personally use that all the time. although it is only restricted to youtube like this program...

Reply   |   Comment by shyam  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#26

what can i use to download movies to either to my hard drive then to a dvd or right to a DVD? Anyone have some great and easy suggestion's. Maybe a free software can do it Whats your sugg
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Harry Wittmer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I tried it, it's okay but I am going back to my real player to d/l.If you uninstall that new SP real player and go to the previous version, Gold 11, it still will d/l thing the S/P version did not
The eone thing I like about today's softwareis the browsing youtube.

Reply   |   Comment by Bea  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Am I missing something or...?

No way to edit tasks (download links; changing format is ok) after they are set to download?
No way to set "same format as source" as default?
No way to add a list of links to download?

Reply   |   Comment by Oneiros  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

Well designed program. Extremely fast download and conversion of Youtube videos.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

#12, JUNIOIR, The last screen magnifier GOTD gave away a couple of months ago or so included a feature that made the screen go negative - so black text on a white background appeared vice versa. This would be ideal for you as you could turn every interface into a dark screen. I have searched Google quickly for freeware that does this but cannot find any. If you downloaded the last screen magnifier given away here (or if GOTD offer it again) then this will be ideal for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#21

Re the "always updates" feature....

I'm not positive this will solve the problem vis-a-vis GAOTD, but it's worth a try:

Load the program. On the menu under Tools, select Settings, and uncheck the bottom checkbox under Update Settings > Check for Updates Automatically. Click on either OK or Apply, depending on whether or not you want to change additional settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Dialer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#20

Downloaded and installed to vista with ease.
Appreciate the registration process, just copy and paste, process is user friendly. I don't like those programmes that need to give emailaddress and go to certain website.

This programme is good for those who wish to select the download file types. You can save clips as avi, ipod movies, flv, etc. Flv being smaller in size is good for skate fans like me. I use mobile phone HTC HD2 to watch figure skating clips. File size and good quality are important.

Like this programme because to manage the files is easy. The filename downloaded is the same as per the title in youtube.

Thanks Team Giveaway of the Day, and mediAvatar Software Studio.

Reply   |   Comment by philipskate  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

awesome browser, also for those who are saying that you can't sign in, you can. Just click the black box and type your username and password (the black box just makes it so you can't see it) and press enter and it will load. I tried it with Gmail and it works as well...also very nice browser though the download speed is really slow...

Reply   |   Comment by Bigburito  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

This giveaway (like most others) does not have free upgrades. If YouTube goes through another major change, you will have to buy this program to get upgrades.

Reply   |   Comment by Casey  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

I downloaded activated no problems on win7 home prem 64bit. But when started downloads it gets stuck at 99%. Have tried 4 files now. Any help on this? I think this has great potential.

Reply   |   Comment by trick67  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#16

I was able to sign into my Youtube account with the Mediavatar YouTube Video Converter browser by clicking on the blacked out boxes and entering my username and password and then clicking the smaller third box below.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Grass  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#15

The one problem I see here is

1. "always updates with YouTube’s change" and
2. "No free upgrades to future versions"

Many of the GOTD programs update automatically and as such lose their freeness, reverting back to a trial version with limited use or time of use. If this program is going to update itself with each YouTube change, is this indicative of the free GOTD license being lost?

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#14

Great program. Doesn't matter if you can login to YouTube or not. I searched for my username and was able to load each of my play lists. Easy pease to select & convert from my play lists. This is definitely a keeper for me & if something happens to the GAOTD version I would definitely purchase

Reply   |   Comment by CharPaula  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#13

Thanks agian GAOTD for your great software givaways. and thanks to mediAvatar for the program.i tried it out,i like the fact you can make it full screen.i have to put my pc in black contrast to see the screen better for my vision.instead of youtube screen looking black it comes out in white screen color.i would have loved to use the program,but i need software progams that have dark skins available.thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by JUNIOIR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#12

I usually just use plug-ins for Firefox or Google Chrome to d/l video and mp3s.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

In the key features it says always updates with You Tubes changes, but how is that possible if there are no updates and no support?

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#10

So many better and free software are out there, that does the exact (and more) same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Chirp  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#9

For those who just tick the box, The EULA contains the following not very informative clause and there is no obvious policy or privacy statement on their web site !!

* AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATIONS FEATURES - The SOFTWARE consists of interactive Internet applications that perform a variety of communications over the Internet as part of its normal operation. A number of communications features are automatic and are enabled by default. By installing and/or using the SOFTWARE, You consent to the SOFTWARE's communications features. Once You have activated the SOFTWARE, user information including Your user id will be sent in communications with mediAvatar Software Studio servers. This information is used to perform a background check against mediAvatar Software Studio license servers. You are responsible for any telecommunications or other connectivity charges incurred through use of the SOFTWARE.

Reply   |   Comment by Anon I Muse  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)
#8

I've used it to download and convert 3 videos for iPod. Put simply: It works (XP Pro SP2) and it's convenient as the browser is embedded in the app.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike N  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#7

why bother downloading or purchasing sub standard product when all u have 2 do is go to www.keepvid.com to download from utube?

Reply   |   Comment by Rio F. So  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

To use this program as full user, you should click on Help/About, then click on the blue link on the bottom for registration messagebox & enter the registration codes.

The program itself is done very well in my opinion. This is the first program which:
=> can really download & convert all movies from Youtube;
=> is constantly updated to fit Youtube's requirements;
=> can convert previously downloaded movies [so we have free converter] - this is important, not many downloader can do that;
=> does NOT contain any unwanted toolbars or annoying spy-like tools included & silently installed without our permission (one example.
When downloading from Youtube this is all-you-need.

I have tested & this is true that it only supports Youtube. Google Videos or metacafe didn't worked for me. In my opinion this program should try to download them as an optional feature without warranty, like DownloadHelper in Firefox. This is the only "lack" I have found in today's program, but it was mentioned, so the author is still fair.

And please remember that downloading videos without the author's permission is illegal ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Adamus  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#5

#3
You can sign-in. Type your user name and password in the blacked out fields ...Log-in.

Reply   |   Comment by xspot  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#4

Impressed, rarely have I found a program that is so easy to use straight away. The learning curve is smooth and shallow and I'm not the sharpest knife in the box.
Fast conversation rate to lots of formats,most I'll never use but nice to have them there just in case.
I particularly like that it records from the start of the download even if you start the recording in the middle and completes the whole download if you stop it before the end.
I'd recommend it for casual users like myself, as for more intensive work, I'll leave that review to the experts.
Thank you Giveaway of the Day and especially Mediavatar for such a easy to use program and free too :)

Reply   |   Comment by isteve  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#3

I like this so far. It's a youtube browser,downloader and converter.
you can't sign in to your youtube account, though---the link is there but fields are blacked out, but, so what.
I've downloaded and converted a couple of songs to mp3 and they sound great.
I used to download from youtube with realplayer downloader but youtube changed some from .flv (flash video) to .swf, which realplayer can't download, so this prgram works out great and it hasn't crashed so far, either (unlike another video finder I had once). Running on custom XP,athlon. I haven't converted any videos yet.

Reply   |   Comment by just Joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#2

downfall... only being for youtube

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-50)
#1

Hi Team,

Can anyone tell me which output format to choose to play on my Playstation 3 only every other time I have tried with other programs the picture is so small. Many thanks in anticipation

Tall53

Reply   |   Comment by Tall53  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-51)
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